Where DOI Employees Get Their Information
The Interior Library provides a full range of professional reference and research services, available to Interior employees in both the Washington, DC, area and nationwide. The collections include Departmental publications, as well as related books, journals, electronic databases and other resources that support the mission of the Department, its agencies, and bureaus.
|The Library is open from 7:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday (except Federal holidays) and is open to the public.
||Phone: (202) 208-5815
Fax: (202) 208-6773
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Federal Legislative History Research Using Library Resources
Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 10:00 am - 11:15 am
In order to find the legislative intent of a bill or public law, researchers need to compile reports, testimony, debate, and other materials related to that piece of legislation to find keys as to what Congress hoped to accomplish by passing the bill. The final compilation of all these materials provides the researcher with a "legislative history" of the bill or law in question and hopefully will answer the question of what Congress intended with this legislation.
Park Ranger Speaker Series
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The Korean War Veterans Memorial
Tuesday, June 18, 2013, 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Only five years had passed since the end of World War II when the United States once again found itself embroiled in a major conflict. In the early morning hours of June 25, 1950, the communist government of North Korea invaded democratic South Korea. The United States immediately sent troops from Japan to join those already in Korea to fight with other nations under the U.N. flag. For three long years the fighting raged. In 1953 an uneasy peace returned by means of a negotiated settlement that established a new border near the original one at the 38th parallel. On July 27, 1995, the 42nd anniversary of the armistice ending the war, the Korean War Veterans Memorial was dedicated by President Clinton. The Memorial honors those Americans who answered the call to duty, working and fighting for democracy under the most trying of circumstances.
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Electronic Resources for Departmental Employees
Others must come to the Interior Library to use these databases, or contact a Reference Librarian for assistance.
|Due to budget reductions imposed as a result of sequestration, the Library will no longer be able to provide access to EBSCO's Science & Technology Collection, EBSCO Online's Environment Complete, and the National Technical Reports Library databases after April 29, 2013. We will also no longer provide access to Westlaw at the Library Reading Room's patron workstations. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause.|
Find Electronic Journals By Title
To help you determine whether and where a needed journal is available online, we provide this complete, searchable alphabetical list of titles. If you're not sure where to find a journal online, try this list first.
The list combines the full-text journals and other periodicals in all the database services to which the Library has access. Also included are some single subscriptions as well as some journals freely available on the Internet. Most entries include coverage dates, and all entries have links directly to the journal.
Please direct your questions on database searching strategies to a Reference Librarian.
The Federal Depository Library Program
As a member of the Federal Depository Library Program, the Interior Library provides local, no-fee access to Federal government information in an impartial environment with professional assistance. Anyone can visit Federal depository libraries and use the Federal depository collections. The Interior Library has received Federal depository materials since its designation in 1895.